St. Mary's Church
Thursday July 20, 2017
Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday July 19, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Patrick Joseph Howlett of Blenheim (formerly Chatham) passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the age of 71.
Pat was one of five children born to the late Selby and Mary (Moss) Howlett on September 8, 1945 in Gambo Newfoundland. Pat will be lovingly remembered by his siblings Veronica (Mack) Stockley of Gambo, NFLD, Vince (June) Howlett of St. Johns NFLD, Mary (Derrick) Squires of Newcastle ON, and by his sister-in-law Carmel Howlett predeceased by his brother Jim Howlett of St. Lawrence, NFLD.
Pat was an extremely caring and proud father to his four children and dearest Poppy to his only grandchild. He will be sadly and profoundly missed by daughters Lori Simone, Leah Smith, Tara Howlett, and son Ryan Howlett as well as granddaughter Kennedy May Smith. Pat will also be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, friends, neighbours, customers and colleagues.
Aside from being a loving sibling, father, and grandfather, Pat was a trusted and brilliant mechanic. A loyal, honest, hardworking man with a passion and life’s work in the trucking industry. From driving, being a mechanic, to owning his own trucking companies or repair shops (sometimes all simultaneously), Pat always looked forward to putting on his grey t-shirt, blue work pants and working with his son in their shop everyday.
Pat would never tell you what to do, but in lieu of flowers or donations sip Jack Daniels on your deck, make an appointment to get your car tuned up, or pay your taxes late (or not at all). Any of these would make him happy.
Visitation will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 19th from 7pm-9pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11am. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
In honour of Pat feel free to drive your truck or heavy equipment machinery to the funeral.